Hoya's new Starscape filters are just the ticket for clearer astrophotography

Hoya Starscape
(Image credit: Hoya)

Astro photography is increasingly popular, with even camera phone manufacturers adding long exposure astro modes to phones like the Google Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7T Pro.

But achieving the kind of sharp, star-studded skyscapes that pro astro photographers capture with an interchangeable lens camera is more difficult. The mission can be even harder when you factor in the undesirable optical effects and colour casts caused by ambient light pollution from street lamps, but now Hoya has a solution.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.